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Published 1834
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With this is bound: Smith, R.P. Col. Crockett's exploits and adventures in Texas. Sixth edition. Philadelphia, 1837


Publisher Philadelphia, E. L. Carey and A. Hart; Baltimore, Carey, Hart & co.
Pages 446
Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language English
Call number b3933117
Digitizing sponsor MSN
Book contributor New York Public Library
Collection newyorkpubliclibrary; americana
Scanfactors 27

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Reviewer: stbalbach - - June 5, 2011
Subject: Crockett's auto-biography

Davy Crockett was famous for hunting bears, killing Indians, drinking whiskey, riding rapids and was 'King of the Wild Frontier' in a buckskin jersey and coonskin cap. I only vaguely knew about him from the Disney film, and so after reading this excellent review (by Pulitzer winning critic Henry Allen), of the book David Crockett: The Lion of the West (2011), I went straight to the primary source, his autobiography, to hear Crockett in his own voice. Crockett "spoke the American language, funny and sly in the frontier style that would later make Mark Twain famous." He writes with a sort of genius for telling tales in the vernacular, and was supposedly irresistible in person. "He invented a kind of American manhood, too, one that depends on believing it can always survive walking alone down whatever mean streets—can pack up and head West as a last resort, like Huck Finn lighting out "for the Territory" or Jack Kerouac fleeing nothing and everything by heading west in "On the Road."

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